The UNO-R Kasadyahan Dance Company (formerly Malipayon Dance Troupe) was established in 1996 during the Golden Jubillee celebration with the leadership of Fr. Leopoldo Estioko (Director for Center of Performing Arts) and Dr. Jose B. Ferraris (Co Founder of UNO-R KDC, Teatro Rekoleto and Koro Rekoleto). The first Artistic Director was Sir Rene Hinojales, while Sir Ryan Nicho Jago was the first KDC President. It is the official dance group of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, which is composed of Performing Arts scholars that showcase talent and skills in dancing of different genres, namely: Modern/Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Folk Dance, Modern Standard and Latin American Dance Sports, and Urban Dance. The dance company excels in the provincial, regional, and national level. Winning in different types of category in dance competition gave so much pride and honor to the university. According to the dance critics and analysts, the dance company is considered as one of the most talented and versatile group in Negros Island.
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